Kingfisher Tours operates across iconic Kimberley locations including Kununurra, Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range), Punamii- Uunpu (Mitchell Falls), and Kalumburu Coast. We fly directly into the heart and soul of the Kimberley from Kununurra, Broome and Darwin.
Aboriginal and local guides run the tours on country, delivering a unique product and sharing the rich history of the region on our small group adventures into the heart and soul of the Kimberley; the stories of the land and the dreamtime are experiences that are not forgotten in this part of the world. Our tours depart from Kununurra, Halls Creek, Darwin and Broome, on beautiful scenic air tours to your destination.
Once we land at our incredible destinations our guests are welcomed to country by their Kingfisher local guide and taken for fresh tea and damper, then off on the ground tour up the beautiful Mitchell Falls, along the north coast, into the Bungles or the famous Argyle Diamond mine. Our ground tours boast local produce and some bush tucker for lunches.
Guest accommodation is at our partner APT’s pristine wilderness and coastal lodges in the Bungle Bungles or Mitchell Falls. We are also able to provide beautiful accommodation in Kununurra through the Kununurra Country Club Resort for guests that wish to book a full package. We fly into El Questro, Emma Gorge, Home Valley, Berkeley River Resort, Kimberley Coastal Camp and Far Away Bay to pick up and drop off guests for any of our tours and are able to provide overnight packages at these locations. Please don’t hesitate to call our reservations staff, who are local Kimberley residents, with any requests, and your best price.
Departing Kununurra we head south over Lake Kununurra, the Packsaddle Irrigation area, and the upper Ord River on to Lake Argyle, flying over some of our vast cattle stations and the Osmond Ranges, then into the Bungle Bungle Range it is an imposing sight. The orange and black ribbons across the beehive-like mounds, are clearly visible as you approach from the north. We sweep further over the range and its hidden world of gorges and billabongs is revealed to further showcases Picanniny Gorge and the western escarpment, before setting course for the Argyle Diamond Mine, birthplace of the spectacular Argyle pink diamond. The western shoreline of Lake Argyle and the Carr Boyd Ranges lead us back to Kununurra where, as a special bonus, we over-fly the Lower Ord, Ivanhoe Crossing and the northern irrigated farmlands. This is a flight you will never forget!
Tour Code: K1
Available: Daily at 6am, 9am and 2pm. All year (min 2).
Cost: Adult $380pp; Senior $370; Child $360.
Duration: 2.1 hours
Optional extra: Helicopter flight at the Bungles
9am flight option Argyle Diamond Mine Tour
We take the scenic flight route over Lake Argyle, Purnululu, and the Argyle Diamond Mine (as in the K1) but then divert north-west to the spectacular Cockburn Ranges and the infamous Gibb River Road. This extended flight takes us to El Questro, a million-acre cattle station turned wilderness park, with its famous cliffhanging homestead. We continue downstream along the Pentecost River to Home Valley Station, with the Cockburn Ranges in full view to the east. We pass by the historic town of Wyndham, the lower Ord River and wetlands and the Ord River Irrigation Area before returning to Kununurra.
Tour Code: K2
Available: Daily at 9am and 2pm All year (min4)
Cost: Adult $480; Senior $470; Child $460
Duration: 8 hours
Optional extra: Helicopter flight at the Bungles
Enjoy a scenic flight to Purnululu National Park, flying over Lake Kununurra, Lake Argyle and the Osmond Ranges, to land at the Bellburn airstrip and be welcomed to country by one of our local Aboriginal guides.
Your guide will take you on a 4WD to the walking trail where you commence on a bush tucker and bush medicine tour on your way to Cathedral Gorge. Your Kingfisher guide will sing beautiful songs of the gorges, that are 1000s of year old. Lunch is provided in the gorge, then head on to the lookout, learning about the cultural and geological history of the area.
Ice cold refreshments are provided on your return to the airstrip, with the option of a 30-minute helicopter flight, before embarking on the return flight to Kununurra, flying over the Argyle Diamond Mine, Carr Boyd Ranges and Ivanhoe Crossing. This is a fantastic day you will not forget. This tour is also available with pick-ups from Home Valley and El Questro. For guests staying at Purnululu campgrounds, the walking tour is available from the Bellburn airstrip, call Kingfisher tours to book.
Tour Code: K1 B Bungles scenic and walking tour in Cathedral Gorge
Available: Daily at 09:00am (April to November)
Cost: $770.00 Concession $750.00
Duration: 8 hours
Optional extra: Helicopter flight
The K1-B1 is an extended ground tour that takes you around to the Northern gorges of the Bungles. To Echidna Gorge and Mini Palms lookout with an overnight stay. At the end of the walking tour, you can enjoy the afternoon having sunset drinks up at the massif lookout with your Kingfisher guide who will tell you the stories of their country. You will return to the lodge at dusk for a beautiful dinner and relaxing evening of stargazing and yarning around the campfire. On day 2 breakfast is provided at the lodge and time for you to relax before enjoying the scenic flight back to Kununurra, with an option of landing at Argyle Diamond Mine for the ground tour.
Tour Code: K1 B1 Bungles scenic and walking tour in Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Gorge
Available: Daily at 09:00am (April to October)
Cost: $1390.00 includes flights accommodation, ground tour, food and beverages.
Duration: 2 days /1 night
Optional extra: Day 2 Early - Helicopter flight over the Bungles.
Optional extra: Day 2 Argyle diamond Mine Ground tour and Lake Argyle Boat Cruise.
K1-B2 Scenic flight – walking tours North and South end of the Bungle Bungle Ranges with 2 nights at the Wilderness Lodge, and an unhurried look at the Bungle Bungle Ranges over 2 whole days, with your local Kingfisher tours guides.
Day 1 Enjoy the K1-B1 tour and overnight stay at the Wilderness Lodge with food and beverages provided.
Day 2 in the Bungle Bungle Ranges includes trekking into the spectacular Echidna Chasm and Mini Palms walking trail where you will be astounded by your surroundings, and the incredible dreaming stories before heading to the look out where you can see the Echidna Cave. Enjoy sunset and your last night in the pristine environment of the Wilderness lodge.
Day 3 At 10:00am board your scenic flight back into Kununurra where you will fly over the Argyle Diamond Mine with an option of landing and joining the ground tour of the mine with Traditional Owner Ted Hall, or continue on the flight to the Carr Boyd Ranges, Ord Stage 2, overfly Ivanhoe Crossing, before landing in Kununurra.
Tour Code: K1 B2 Bungles scenic and walking tour Cathedral Gorge and Echidna Gorge 2 nights
Available : Daily at 09:00am (April to October)
Cost: $2250.00 inc. flights, accommodation, ground tour, food and beverages.
Duration: 3 days /2 nights
Optional extra: Day 2 Helicopter flight over the Bungles
Optional extra: Day 3 Argyle Diamond Mine Ground tour and Lake Argyle Boat Cruise
Pick-up and drop-offs available from Kununurra, El Questro, Home Valley, Halls Creek, Broome and Darwin for all Bungle Bungle Tours.
Daily Walking Tours – Meet at Bellburn airstrip
Tour Code: B Bungles scenic and walking tour inc. Bush tucker, Dome Walk, Cathedral Gorge, Mini Palms and Echidna Gorge
Available: Daily 10:00am (April to October)
Duration: 5 hours
Optional extra: Helicopter flight
The proposed mine closure date for the Argyle Diamond Mine is November 2020, meaning 2020 will be the last year of Argyle Diamond Mine tours at the operational mine site.
This is the perfect combination for guests to enjoy both the Bungle Bungle Scenic Flight and the Argyle Diamond Mine tour. The Bungles Scenic Flight will have an 08:30am pick up from your accommodation to board the plane departing at 09:00am for a 1.5hour Scenic Flight over Lake Argyle and the Bungle Bungle Ranges, landing at the Argyle Diamond Mine.
You are met by Traditional Owner Ted Hall of Luridgii Tours for a welcome to country before commencing an unforgettable tour through the mine, from the processing plant to the open pit. The Luridgii Guide will explain the cultural significance of this sacred site as well as the modern processes of how these beautiful diamonds are mined.
Continue on to the diamond shop where you can buy a diamond directly from the source and to the gallery that outlines the history and shows off an extraordinary display of coloured diamonds.
We have a buffet lunch, then return through security where your Luridgii guide will drive you back through Miriuwung country to Kununurra, or you can transfer back to Kununurra via Lake Argyle. Enjoy an extended sunset cruise encompassing the whole length of Lake Argyle and its southern wetlands, stop at a remote island and fossick for the intriguing zebra rock and of course watch the sun set in the distance while sipping some complimentary beverages. A courtesy bus will take you from the Lake Argyle Marina to Kununurra arriving at approximately 7pm. If you are taking up the Lake Argyle transfer bring your bathers and towel for a sunset swim. Closed in shoes are required for the mine site.
Please note: No children under 12 are permitted by The Argyle Diamond Mine.
Tour Code K1 ADM Bungles scenic, Argyle mine tour and return bus
Optional: Lake Argyle extended sunset cruise $185.00
Available: 09:00am (All year) WED/FRI/SUN (June to September).
Cost: $590.00 Adults; $570 seniors inc. flight, morning tea, lunch, mine tour return bus.
Duration: 8 hours with Bus transfer, 10 hours with Boat transfer.
This adventure-packed day showcases the Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail, spectacular ancient rock paintings, and the iconic Mitchell Falls.
Departing Kununurra we track to the Cockburn Ranges, along the Pentecost River and onwards to the Mitchell Plateau for an 8am landing. We have morning tea at the international lounge then drive down an eye-catching bush track surrounded by ancient Livingstonia palms, to the Mertens campground (Ranger Base) and the start of the 4.5km Punamii-unpuu Hiking Trail.
Along the way swim, explore and enjoy trail snacks at the Little Mertens Falls. Be inspired and humbled by the mysterious, ancient rock art found beneath the falls, featuring the mythical Gwion Gwion spirit figures. Next stop is the awesome Big Mertens Falls and the upstream crossing of the Mitchell River before arriving at the spectacular Punamii-unpuu (Mitchell Falls). Here you have time to enjoy your lunch, relax and swim.
We then take an exhilarating helicopter ride over the Falls back to base where we drive back to the airfield for a well-earned cold beer, wine or a cup of tea, before the homeward flight, via the Cambridge Gulf, Wyndham and a low swoop over the Lower Ord wetlands. We also pick-up and drop-off at El Questro/ Emma Gorge/Home Valley/Wyndham and Broome.
Tour Code: K7
Available: 06:00am daily from Kununurra
Cost: Adult $1090.00; Concession $1050.00
Duration: 10 hours
In the culture of the Kimberley people, the Wandjinas are respected and sacred spirits, who bring water and life to a parched land.
Fly across to the Mitchell Falls, then continue to Port Warrender and the Kimberley Coastal Camp, the rich pearl farms and the historic WWII Truscott airbase and miles of exotic and pristine coastline. We arrive at the remote settlement of Kalumburu where our Wunambal guide will meet you for an incredible journey into the coastal communities. Our Kingfisher guide will take you to the Art Centre, historic WWII aircraft graveyard, amazing Gwion Gwion rock art sites that are all along the coast and to check out the beach; if the tide is low then oysters are on the menu with fresh periwinkles on the fire.
On the tour learn modern community life and how it encompasses cultural aboriginal practices including how the rock paintings were made 30,000 years ago. We then have a gorgeous picnic lunch before heading back to the airstrip for a stunning scenic flight along the remote Timor Sea coast, overflying Faraway Bay, the spectacular King George Falls, Berkeley River, and the mighty Cambridge Gulf. We track east over tidal floodplains and the Ord River Irrigation Area back to Kununurra, over Ivanhoe crossing. We also pick-up and drop-off at El Questro/ Emma Gorge/Home Valley/Wyndham and Broome.
Available: 06:00am daily
Cost: Adult $1090.00; Concession$1050.00
Duration: 11 hours
This Kimberley Wilderness Adventure is an intimate, unhurried and complete coastal adventure over 2 full days.
We hike up the Punamii-unpuu walking trail, swim lunch at the falls and heli back and then drop you to your exclusive Mitchell Wilderness Camp for the night.
We pick you up after breakfast for an amazing day on the coast with our incredible guides out at Kalumburu and full coastal flight over King George Falls, Berkeley River, down to Adolphus island and over the mudflats of Wyndham and the lower Ord. We fly at 500 feet so you can the incredible marine life and huge crocodiles sunning themselves in the afternoon on the lower Ord river banks.
Tour Type: K4-M1
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Price: $2490; Seniors/Child Price: $2390
Available: 6:00 am (May - September)
Meals and Drinks: Included
Optional Extras: 2nd night Wilderness lodge/day tour to King Edward River Art sites and waterfalls and heli.
Day 1 Fly in for the magnificent Mitchell falls walk then overnight at the Mitchell Wilderness Camp.
Day 2/3 In the morning we will take you down to the ocean to on one of the most amazing 4 wd tracks you will venture onto, to the boat ramp where you are picked up on the boat, and taken across to the magical Kimberley Coastal Camp, for a two-night stay. You will arrive at 0930am, so you can jump straight in with a day on the water exploring and fishing, or breathtaking walks around to rock art sites, or just simply relax the days are yours to play with. Spend a minimum of 2 nights out at the luxurious coastal camp and two whole days.
Day 4 Early in the morning we will transport you in reverse back to the Mitchell airstrip, to meet your guide, have morning tea, then depart on our plane to continue your adventure around the coast on the Wandjina Explorer. Arriving back in Kununurra at 5 pm.
Tour Type: 4-M1 KCC
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Price: $6450 twin share; Seniors/Child Price $6350
Available: 6:00 am
Meals and Drinks: Included
Optional Extras: Heli from the airstrip to Kimberley Coastal Camp and return.
This boutique small group tour (5 pax maximum) showcases extraordinary places within 100km radius of Kununurra, taking our guests to places that not even the locals know about. We tailor the tour to the guests and their desires and amount of walking they want to do. Enjoy the gourmet picnic lunch and fresh barramundi cooked on the open fire, and afternoon tea with sunset drinks all included. This is an intimate and magical experience of the North East Kimberley, with your local Kingfisher tours guides.
Tour Type: Secret Locations
Duration: 10 Hours
Available: 7:00 am (All Year)
The most awesome lunch in the Kimberley!
Departing from Kununurra, we track to the Aboriginal-owned Home Valley Station nestled in the Cockburn Ranges, landing on the remote airstrip. We are picked up by the local Ringers for a station tour of the cattle yards, camping spots and amazing views of the Cockburn ranges before heading to the Dusty Bar and Grill for a beautiful lunch. Relax by the pool or head off for a walk or a chat with one of the aboriginal trainees that have been recruited to complete their hospitality degrees. We return by plane to Kununurra at 4:30pm.
Tour Type: HVCL
Duration: 5 Hours
Available: 11:30 am (April - September)
Station and Lodge stays - we fly you in from Bungles, Mitchell, the Kimberley Coast, Broome, Darwin and Kununurra.
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El Questro Homestead and Riverside Bungalows
We will fly you into El Questro landing on the remote airstrip tucked into the Cockburn Ranges, it has something for everyone to complement their Kimberley experience, whether you choose a luxurious stay, a room by the river, a tented cabin nestled in the wilderness or a night under canvas at El Questro Station. There are many ways to discover this ancient land and you’re free to choose whether to take to the skies, head out on foot, 4WD or cruise along its waterways. From the air you can take in the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles or fly over the Cockburn Ranges past waterfalls, mud and salt-flats or you may want to pull on hiking boots and hike El Questro’s many magically rugged gorges and cliffs. If your sense of adventure needs a day off then head to El Questro’s watering holes, hot springs and waterfalls where you can do nothing but relax and unwind.
Home Valley Station
We will fly or drive you into the station airstrip located on the iconic Gibb River Road, Home Valley Station offers a range of accommodation, tours and activities for the ultimate outback experience. Once a working Cattle Station, Home Valley Station is brimming with natural attractions and is the perfect base for exploring the rugged Kimberley landscape.
During the day go in search of that elusive big barra, undertake one of the seven self-guided walks or witness the incredible sundown over the Cockburn Range. At night, join the lively atmosphere at 'The Dusty' for a cold brew, an Aussie bush tucker feast and live entertainment.
Berkeley River Lodge
In one of the last true wilderness areas on earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence awaits. Australia's most remote luxury lodge experience, only accessible by air, getting to the Berkeley is half the adventure. Leave modern life far behind and relax into the rhythms of nature in your luxurious villa floating atop the coastal dunes. Be one of the privileged few to set eyes upon breathtaking wilderness landscapes by river cruise or helicopter flight.
Fly out across to the Northern Territory, across the Keep River and the Victoria River District to Bullo Station . There are gorgeous comfortable rooms, tasty, wholesome meals and a cold drink at the end of the day will revive guests who have spent the day enjoying the stations many activities. Breakfast is usually served outside on the homestead veranda. Lunch can often be a picnic basket filled with fresh goodies just perfect to enjoy by waterholes, billabongs or under the stars, in the light of a campfire with new friends. Barramundi and prime organic beef from the surrounding pastures dominate the evening menu. We can cater for your dietary requirements but make sure to book in early for the overnight option as the Stations boutique accommodation is exclusive and books out fast.
This unique tour is a collaborative partnership by 3 of the region's leading tour operators: Kingfisher Tours, Luridgii Tours and Lake Argyle Cruises.
Discover the story of the dreamtime Barramundi (the 'Jaliawang') on this incredible scenic flight, 4WD, Arygle Diamond Mine and sunset cruise tour, led by Ted Hall from Lurdigii Eco Cultural Tours. Departing Kununurra, you'll fly over the Sandalwood Plantations, Ragged Ranges and the Argyle mine site before landing a Mandangala Community, Ted's home on Glen Hill Station. Enjoy a traditional 'Muntha' ceremony and mornign tea at Second Gorge before your 4WD trip to the Argyle Diamond Mine for your mine tour. After lunch, drive to Smoke Creek and the headwaters of Lake Argyle for your afternoon cruise along the full length of the lake toward the Arygle Village Marina, before your transfer back to Kununurra.
Sorry no children under 12 are permitted on this tour
(H2) Wolfe Creek Cater and "Old Town" - 2.5 hour scenic flight
Enjoy an extraordinary aerial view of Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater and journey to the edge of the Tanami Desert. The tour returns via the historic goldfields and the Old Town of Halls Creek. One daily departure.
(H1) Bungle Bungles Scenic Flight - 1.5 hour scenic flight
From Halls Creek the famous weather "domes" of the Bungles are just a short flight away. Enjoy this scenic tour of the national park, with the flight pattern designed to ensure both sides of the aircraft have beautiful views. Three daily departures.
H1-B Trek Bungles Day Tour - Fly | Hike | Drive (full day)
Enjoy a Bungles scenic flight with a landing at the remote airfield before a guided walking tour of the Cathedral Gorge and lookout area. Gourmet brunch and afternoon tea included. Daily departures.
H1-B1 and H1-B2 Discover Bungle Bungles overnight stays (1 or 2 night stays)
Depart Halls Creek for a scenic flight over the Bungles before landing to enjoy a full day 4WD and hiking tour. Enjoy the hospitality of the Bungle Bungle Wilderness Lodge for 1 or 2 nights (including meals). On the 2 night option, enjoy a second day of exploring a different part of the National Park.